The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostSat, 21 Jan 2017en-gb(C) 2017 Global City Media LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngCuatrecasas team defects to Pérez-Llorca<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cuatrecasas-team-defects-to-pérez-llorca-65702664/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/2017-01-17 New Partners_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Spanish firm Cuatrecasas has lost a high profile team to its competitors Pérez-Llorca.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cuatrecasas-team-defects-to-pérez-llorca-65702664/Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:01Legal innovation is crucial for 2017<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-innovation-is-crucial-for-2017-35495490/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/44155179_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Integreon CEO Bob Gogel gives his predictions for 2017 with innovation topping the 'must do' list of resolutions for law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-innovation-is-crucial-for-2017-35495490/Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:01First ever 'para-law' firm launches in the UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/first-ever-para-law-firm-launches-in-the-uk-41051774/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/48194313_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The controversial new venture will allow unlicensed paralegals to do the bulk of case work in order to drive down costs for clients.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/first-ever-para-law-firm-launches-in-the-uk-41051774/Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:01Norton Rose Fulbright boosts South African presence with new acquisition<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/norton-rose-fulbright-boosts-south-african-presence-with-new-acquisition-19952937/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41325728_m_500x3001.jpg' border='0'/></a>Norton Rose Fulbright has added four lawyers to its team in South Africa through the acquisition of local commercial law boutique Keller Snyman Schelhase.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/norton-rose-fulbright-boosts-south-african-presence-with-new-acquisition-19952937/Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:01Addleshaw's &pound;5m scuffle with former partner Haywood settled in arbitration<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/addleshaws-5m-scuffle-with-former-partner-haywood-settled-in-arbitration-75918563/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_227284216 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Addleshaw Goddard has settled the arbitration proceedings brought against the firm's former real estate head Mark Haywood.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/addleshaws-5m-scuffle-with-former-partner-haywood-settled-in-arbitration-75918563/Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:01Jenner & Block promotes 18 new partners worldwide<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jenner--block-promotes-18-new-partners-worldwide-91083766/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hagedorn_Kelly_COLOR_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Luxury Law Award 2015 finalist Kelly Hagedorn has made the cut to become the first new partner in Jenner & Block's London office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jenner--block-promotes-18-new-partners-worldwide-91083766/Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:01KWM arises from the ashes in Europe<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kwm-arises-from-the-ashes-in-europe-64305529/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/15089086_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>It was less than 24 hours after the administration of King & Wood Mallesons' European arm before KWM 2.0 landed in London.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kwm-arises-from-the-ashes-in-europe-64305529/Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:01Orrick picks up Olswang Paris managing partner ahead of merger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/orrick-picks-up-olswang-paris-managing-partner-ahead-of-merger-71624006/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/43158778_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Olswang Paris boss Guillaume Kessler has made the switch to rival firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe ahead of Olswang's impending three-way tie up with CMS and Nabarro.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/orrick-picks-up-olswang-paris-managing-partner-ahead-of-merger-71624006/Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:01Commercial property offers way out for buy-to-let landlords<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/commercial-property-offers-way-out-for-buy-to-let-landlords-93627208/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Property4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leading City lawyers say it is 'eminently sensible' for buy-to-let investors to consider commercial property, but warn of 'completely different legal principles'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/commercial-property-offers-way-out-for-buy-to-let-landlords-93627208/Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:01Weil Gotshal litigation veteran chooses new firm over retirement<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/weil-gotshal-litigation-veteran-chooses-new-firm-over-retirement-26578434/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/20689720_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Though he's finally saying goodbye to life in BigLaw, 71-year-old Weil, Gotshal and Manges litigation boss James Quinn isn't ready to hang up his hat yet.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/weil-gotshal-litigation-veteran-chooses-new-firm-over-retirement-26578434/Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:01FTSE 100 companies launch 'rule of law' network<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ftse-100-companies-launch-rule-of-law-network-78517296/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London (2)3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Businesses are gearing up to play a role in overseeing the rule of law in countries where they operate.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ftse-100-companies-launch-rule-of-law-network-78517296/Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:01Trump presidency a boost for immigration lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trump-presidency-a-boost-for-immigration-lawyers-74420848/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Trump2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Trump presidency looks set to boost work for immigration lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trump-presidency-a-boost-for-immigration-lawyers-74420848/Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:01Death of the billable hour kills off traditional law firm franchise<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/death-of-the-billable-hour-kills-off-traditional-law-firm-franchise-55333055/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Clocks.jpg' border='0'/></a>The traditional law firm model has been killed off by the effective end of the billeable hour.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/death-of-the-billable-hour-kills-off-traditional-law-firm-franchise-55333055/Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:01Rolls-Royce settlement largest imposed by SFO<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/rolls-royce-settlement-largest-imposed-by-sfo-50789692/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Rolls Royce1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Serious Fraud Office is playing in the big leagues as it imposes its largest ever bribery penalty.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/rolls-royce-settlement-largest-imposed-by-sfo-50789692/Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:01Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-91572504/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/44385718_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-91572504/Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:01B&I Partnership Announcement<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/bi-partnership-announcement-25974362/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/4 Partners_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Nigerian law firm Banwo & Ighodalo (B&I) has embarked on a phase of organic growth with the news it has promoted four new partners.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/bi-partnership-announcement-25974362/Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:01Breaking: King & Wood Mallesons is calling in administrators<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/breaking-king--wood-mallesons-is-calling-in--administrators-36161461/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42340268_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The day has finally arrived...http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/breaking-king--wood-mallesons-is-calling-in--administrators-36161461/Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:01Allen & Overy nabs two new Washington DC partners from Cadwalader<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/allen--overy-nabs-two-new-washington-dc-partners-from-cadwalader-44365785/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/From left Anthony Mansfield and Gregory Mocek_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm is bulking up its investigations and litigation practice in Washington as it adds depth and scope to its global regulatory and enforcement offering.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/allen--overy-nabs-two-new-washington-dc-partners-from-cadwalader-44365785/Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:01Norton Rose Fulbright launches new Brexit-era trade treaty practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/norton-rose-fulbright-launches-new-brexit-era-trade-treaty-practice-35132474/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/48290196_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm wants to help clients engage with the UK Government as it moves forward negotiation Britain's trade and economic position after leaving the European Union.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/norton-rose-fulbright-launches-new-brexit-era-trade-treaty-practice-35132474/Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:01Reed Smith makes up five new partners in London<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/reed-smith-makes-up-five-new-partners-in-london-75701068/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Promotion1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Five London lawyers have made the cut in Reed Smith's 25-strong global partner promotions round.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/reed-smith-makes-up-five-new-partners-in-london-75701068/Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:01Baker McKenzie predicts drop-off of M&A deals amid Brexit uncertainty<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker-mckenzie-predicts-drop-off-of-ma-deals-amid-brexit-uncertainty-24778439/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41691682_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new forecast report from law firm Baker McKenzie has predicted that corporate deal activity will slump in the United Kingdom this year while skyrocketing across mainland Europe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker-mckenzie-predicts-drop-off-of-ma-deals-amid-brexit-uncertainty-24778439/Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:01A&O loses four lawyer team to Gibson Dunn in Paris<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-loses-four-lawyer-team-to-gibson-dunn-in-paris-87374639/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/parisarc.jpg' border='0'/></a>Four technology lawyers are moving across to join the Paris office of US-based law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-loses-four-lawyer-team-to-gibson-dunn-in-paris-87374639/Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:01Luxottica and Essilor to merge and create $49bn eyewear giant<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/luxottica-and-essilor-to-merge-and-create-$49bn-eyewear-giant-18797337/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/61869936_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>French lens maker Essilor is merging with Italian Ray Ban and Oakley eyewear maker Luxottica.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/luxottica-and-essilor-to-merge-and-create-$49bn-eyewear-giant-18797337/Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:01Trump lawyers Morgan Lewis named 'Russia Law Firm of the Year'<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/trump-lawyers-morgan-lewis-named-russia-law-firm-of-the-year-95253514/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/KATWORK2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Morgan Lewis & Bockius is the law firm tasked with disentangling Donald Trump's business interests from his responsibilities as the soon-to-be President of the United States.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/trump-lawyers-morgan-lewis-named-russia-law-firm-of-the-year-95253514/Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:01One in three trainee solicitors being paid below recommended minimum salary<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/one-in-three-trainee-solicitors-being-paid-below-recommended-minimum-salary-81141743/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/40295768_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Many law firms in England and Wales have chosen to shun the minimum salary recommendation for trainees put forward by the Law Society.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/one-in-three-trainee-solicitors-being-paid-below-recommended-minimum-salary-81141743/Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:01Bircham Dyson Bell takes on KWM Cambridge office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bircham-dyson-bell-takes-on-kwm-cambridge-office-19323447/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/36139465_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The London-based firm is expanding beyond the bounds of the capital for the first time.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bircham-dyson-bell-takes-on-kwm-cambridge-office-19323447/Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:01City lawyers still unconvinced about trainee 'super exam' proposal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/city-lawyers-still-unconvinced-about-trainee-super-exam-proposal-2680981/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/57812980_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Solicitors Regulation Authority's updated proposal for a new Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) has once again failed to win over the City of London Law Society (CLLS), which insists it remains essentially unchanged.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/city-lawyers-still-unconvinced-about-trainee-super-exam-proposal-2680981/Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:01Linklaters lawyer sought by police following train rage attack<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-lawyer-sought-by-police-following-train-rage-attack-90027063/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/48400309_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>An attorney at top City firm Linklaters is being sought by British Transport Police in connection to a 90-minute verbal assault on a train from London to Leeds.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-lawyer-sought-by-police-following-train-rage-attack-90027063/Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:01Herbert Smith Freehills secures license to open in Kuala Lumpur<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/herbert-smith-freehills-secures-license-to-open-in-kuala-lumpur-64985908/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Kuala Lumpur_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>HSF is set to become the second foreign firm to set up shop in Malaysia.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/herbert-smith-freehills-secures-license-to-open-in-kuala-lumpur-64985908/Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:01Government predicts defeat in Brexit legal challenge<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/government-predicts-defeat-in-brexit-legal-challenge-11069729/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/58466968_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Seven of the 11 Supreme Court justices hearing the Government's appeal are expected to uphold the High Court's ruling on the process surrounding Article 50.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/government-predicts-defeat-in-brexit-legal-challenge-11069729/Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:01Olswang launches new TMT public policy practice in Singapore<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/olswang-launches-new-tmt-public-policy-practice-in-singapore-98234968/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/mobile7.jpg' border='0'/></a>The UK firm has launched a new practice group in Singapore to help local and international clients keep up with the pace of regulatory change in the region.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/olswang-launches-new-tmt-public-policy-practice-in-singapore-98234968/Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:01Record QC round sees 113 new silks and greater diversity<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/record-qc-round-sees-113-new-silks-and-greater-diversity-42070504/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/53473119_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>There were more applications to take silk this year than in any since 2009/2010, but a smaller percentage made the cut.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/record-qc-round-sees-113-new-silks-and-greater-diversity-42070504/Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:01Goodwin Procter hires 26 lawyers as KWM drops lawsuit<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/goodwin-procter-hires-26-lawyers-as-kwm-drops-lawsuit-30270501/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Handshake2.jpg' border='0'/></a>King & Wood Mallesons has agreed to drop its lawsuit against Goodwin Procter and corporate partner Richard Lever as part of a deal that will see 26 KWM lawyers find a new home at the US firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/goodwin-procter-hires-26-lawyers-as-kwm-drops-lawsuit-30270501/Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:01Dentons announces new offices in Mexico and Barbados<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-announces-new-offices-in-mexico-and-barbados-86224086/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/25827353_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Global megafirm Dentons has opened its second Mexican office in the northern city of Monterrey, as well as a new outpost in Barbados.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-announces-new-offices-in-mexico-and-barbados-86224086/Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:01SEC hands down $5.5m whistleblower award in first-of-its-kind case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/sec-hands-down-$55m-whistleblower-award-in-first-of-its-kind-case-72859228/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Whistle cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US Securities and Exchange Commission has waived its requirement for 'in writing' tips for the first time.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/sec-hands-down-$55m-whistleblower-award-in-first-of-its-kind-case-72859228/Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:01General counsel staying put amid Brexit uncertainty, study finds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/general-counsel-staying-put-amid-brexit-uncertainty-study-finds-2232542/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_156086108 (1).jpg' border='0'/></a>New research from industry publication The Lawyer has revealed a drop-off in general counsel moves during 2016.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/general-counsel-staying-put-amid-brexit-uncertainty-study-finds-2232542/Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:01Volkswagen staring down multibillion-pound class action brought by UK motorists<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/volkswagen-staring-down-multibillion-pound-class-action-brought-by-uk-motorists-75082580/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_319448387 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Volkswagen staring down multibillion-pound class action brought by UK motoristshttp://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/volkswagen-staring-down-multibillion-pound-class-action-brought-by-uk-motorists-75082580/Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:01Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-89782915/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/BP logo.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-89782915/Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:01New national legal giant created in Latvia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/new-national-legal-giant-created-in-latvia-84981505/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/13353525_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Latvian outfits Klavins Ellex and GLIMSTEDT & Partners have merged to create the nation's largest law firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/new-national-legal-giant-created-in-latvia-84981505/Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:01Dechert picks up four-lawyer antitrust team from Cadwalader in Brussels<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dechert-picks-up-four-lawyer-antitrust-team-from-cadwalader-in-brussels-27003245/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41901236_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Cadwalader's Brussels office head Alec Burnside is among the new recruits.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dechert-picks-up-four-lawyer-antitrust-team-from-cadwalader-in-brussels-27003245/Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:01Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing gets underway in US Senate<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/jeff-sessions-confirmation-hearing-gets-underway-in-us-senate-2605571/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42940516_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>So far, the confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Attorney-General has been just as heated as we all expected.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/jeff-sessions-confirmation-hearing-gets-underway-in-us-senate-2605571/Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:01IICSA locks in new lead counsel to replace Emmerson<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/iicsa-locks-in-new-lead-counsel-to-replace-emmerson-95019142/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_231292906 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>2 Bedford Row barrister Brian Altman QC has been called in to rescue the flailing inquiry.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/iicsa-locks-in-new-lead-counsel-to-replace-emmerson-95019142/Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:01Barclays cancels salary payments for all KWM EUME staff<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/barclays-cancels-salary-payments-for-all-kwm-eume-staff-34589791/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/18929522_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Staff at King & Wood Mallesons will no longer receive weekly salary payments for January.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/barclays-cancels-salary-payments-for-all-kwm-eume-staff-34589791/Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:01Judge cleared of wrongdoing after calling defendant a c***<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/judge-cleared-of-wrongdoing-after-calling-defendant-a-c-36602064/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Wig.jpg' border='0'/></a>The controversy surrounding Judge Patricia Lynch QC has fueled heated debate around how judges should respond to abusive behaviour in their courtrooms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/judge-cleared-of-wrongdoing-after-calling-defendant-a-c-36602064/Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:01Market confidence up among law firm leaders, survey finds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/market-confidence-up-among-law-firm-leaders-survey-finds-79857590/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_248080240 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The majority of US law firm leaders are expecting demand for legal services to make modest progress in the coming year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/market-confidence-up-among-law-firm-leaders-survey-finds-79857590/Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:01Freshfields downsizing secretarial team by up to 180 staff<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-downsizing-secretarial-team-by-up-to-180-staff-50838501/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/lay offs.jpg' border='0'/></a>Around 180 personal assistant (PA) roles have been placed under review.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-downsizing-secretarial-team-by-up-to-180-staff-50838501/Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:01Macfarlanes launches in Brussels with KWM hires<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/macfarlanes-launches-in-brussels-with-kwm-hires-1270269/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Brussels_BB.jpg' border='0'/></a>The single-partner Brussels outpost will be the City firm's only office outside of London.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/macfarlanes-launches-in-brussels-with-kwm-hires-1270269/Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:01KWM pushes back administration date<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kwm-pushes-back-administration-date-87554858/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/10482441_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Beleaguered King & Wood Mallesons is buying time as it attempts to negotiate an eleventh-hour deal with the firm's Chinese partnership.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kwm-pushes-back-administration-date-87554858/Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:01US law firms failing to attract and retain black women lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-firms-failing-to-attract-and-retain-black-women-lawyers-59599492/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38371549_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Even as other underrepresented groups are making incremental gains, the progress of black women among the ranks of the corporate law remains stagnant.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-firms-failing-to-attract-and-retain-black-women-lawyers-59599492/Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:01O'Melveny & Myers loses last remaining Singapore partner to DLA Piper<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/omelveny--myers-loses-last-remaining-singapore-partner-to-dla-piper-80556836/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Singapore38.jpg' border='0'/></a>Resident Singapore partner Nathan Bush is leaving behind the firm he has called home for more than 15 years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/omelveny--myers-loses-last-remaining-singapore-partner-to-dla-piper-80556836/Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:01Lawyer develops customised computer keyboard for frustrated legal professionals<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-develops-customised-computer-keyboard-for-frustrated-legal-professionals-9948777/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/36312619_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A new keyboard designed just for lawyers is designed to take the multi-click frustration out of inserting section symbols into legal briefs.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-develops-customised-computer-keyboard-for-frustrated-legal-professionals-9948777/Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:01Kennedys enters new formal association in Italy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kennedys-enters-new-formal-association-in-italy-61553552/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Rome cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>Kennedys has formalised its relationship with three-office Italian firm Studio Legal Rinaldi Associati (RASS).http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kennedys-enters-new-formal-association-in-italy-61553552/Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:01Goodwin rescues KWM trainees for first ever London intake<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/goodwin-rescues-kwm-trainees-for-first-ever-london-intake-17700952/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38548369_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Goodwin Procter will be taking on five young lawyers who previously held training contracts with embattled King & Wood Mallesons.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/goodwin-rescues-kwm-trainees-for-first-ever-london-intake-17700952/Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:01Taylor Wessing trials video game 'character test' for trainee applicants<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/taylor-wessing-trials-video-game-character-test-for-trainee-applicants-25172113/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/9671340_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A psychometric testing game called 'Cosmic Cadet' will be used to help single out star applicants.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/taylor-wessing-trials-video-game-character-test-for-trainee-applicants-25172113/Fri, 06 Jan 2017 11:01Arrested Turkish fashion designer fears for his life, says lawyer<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/arrested-turkish-fashion-designer-fears-for-his-life-says-lawyer-80719501/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/22598881_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>A well-known fashion designer was beaten and arrested in Turkey earlier this week.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/arrested-turkish-fashion-designer-fears-for-his-life-says-lawyer-80719501/Fri, 06 Jan 2017 10:01Two lawyers hired to help smooth over staff disputes at FIFA<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/two-lawyers-hired-to-help-smooth-over-staff-disputes-at-fifa-37063893/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/20557702_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>FIFA is hoping that two specialist labour lawyers might be able to help mediate conflicts with staff as the world football governing agency enters a period of seismic change.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/two-lawyers-hired-to-help-smooth-over-staff-disputes-at-fifa-37063893/Fri, 06 Jan 2017 10:01Baker McKenzie picks up seven lawyer team from KWM<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker-mckenzie-picks-up-seven-lawyer-team-from-kwm-82203399/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_229726765.jpg' border='0'/></a>Employment partner Carl Richards and private equity partner Will Holder are among the new recruits rescued from King & Wood Mallesons.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker-mckenzie-picks-up-seven-lawyer-team-from-kwm-82203399/Fri, 06 Jan 2017 10:01City lawyer found guilty of racially aggravated assault at Christmas Party<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/city-lawyer-found-guilty-of-racially-aggravated-assault-at-christmas-party-70142437/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/44906313_s_450x300_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>An Ashurst-trained lawyer has been found guilty of assaulting a 27-year-old woman at the end of last year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/city-lawyer-found-guilty-of-racially-aggravated-assault-at-christmas-party-70142437/Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:01Addleshaw mulls tie-up with German firm Luther<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/addleshaw-mulls-tie-up-with-german-firm-luther-65834134/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cologne.jpg' border='0'/></a>A German merger could be the next step in Addleshaw Goddard's European expansion.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/addleshaw-mulls-tie-up-with-german-firm-luther-65834134/Thu, 05 Jan 2017 12:01Skaddens loses Europe competition co-head Venit to Dentons<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/skaddens-loses-europe-competition-co-head-venit-to-dentons-97403337/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_134138183.jpg' border='0'/></a>Global megafirm Dentons has hired competition veteran James Venit from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/skaddens-loses-europe-competition-co-head-venit-to-dentons-97403337/Thu, 05 Jan 2017 12:01Harvard Law dean Martha Minnow announces departure from role<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/harvard-law-dean-martha-minnow-announces-departure-from-role-93518008/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/harvard3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Harvard Law School has confirmed that dean Martha Minnow will step down from her post at the end of the current academic year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/harvard-law-dean-martha-minnow-announces-departure-from-role-93518008/Thu, 05 Jan 2017 12:01Clifford Chance bosses pocket 7 per cent pay rise<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clifford-chance-bosses-pocket-7-per-cent-pay-rise-52935129/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37760786_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The combined pay packets of Clifford Chance's 12-member executive leadership team swelled to &pound;15m for the 2015/16 financial year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clifford-chance-bosses-pocket-7-per-cent-pay-rise-52935129/Thu, 05 Jan 2017 12:01Latham & Watkins disputes chair announces move to Signature Litigation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/latham--watkins-disputes-chair-announces-move-to-signature-litigation-44497964/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/disputes.jpg' border='0'/></a>Growing disputes boutique Signature Litigation has scooped up Simon Bushell as a new partner.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/latham--watkins-disputes-chair-announces-move-to-signature-litigation-44497964/Wed, 04 Jan 2017 13:01Sullivan & Cromwell partner emerges as likely pick for SEC chairman<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/sullivan--cromwell-partner-emerges-as-likely-pick-for-sec-chairman-46984362/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/wall street3.jpg' border='0'/></a>President-elect Donald Trump is expected to announce Wall Street lawyer Jay Clayton as his nominee for the next chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/sullivan--cromwell-partner-emerges-as-likely-pick-for-sec-chairman-46984362/Wed, 04 Jan 2017 12:01Top IP lawyer charged with indecent assault in Sydney<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/top-ip-lawyer-charged-with-indecent-assault-in-sydney-83544887/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sydney (4)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A partner at Herbert Smith Freehills' IP relationship firm in Australia allegedly attacked a 20-year-old jogger on Sydney's north shore last week before being tackled by bystanders.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/top-ip-lawyer-charged-with-indecent-assault-in-sydney-83544887/Wed, 04 Jan 2017 12:01Pay halted at KWM as administration looms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pay-halted-at-kwm-as-administration-looms-49664221/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38273525_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Around 100 staff, including some fee earners, have been affected by the freeze.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pay-halted-at-kwm-as-administration-looms-49664221/Wed, 04 Jan 2017 12:01Dixon quits Law Society over slow reform progress<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dixon-quits-law-society-over-slow-reform-progress-20177536/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_310935740.jpg' border='0'/></a>'I cannot in good faith continue to be CEO of an organisation that is not prepared to change.'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dixon-quits-law-society-over-slow-reform-progress-20177536/Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:01General Electric creates external law firm ratings<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/general-electric-creates-external-law-firm-ratings-9264866/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ratings4.jpg' border='0'/></a>General Electric has launched a service allowing its internal lawyers to rate their external legal advisers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/general-electric-creates-external-law-firm-ratings-9264866/Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:01Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-9136922/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/56612363_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-9136922/Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:01In-house lawyers face double regulation in the UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/in-house-lawyers-face-double-regulation-in-the-uk-71754469/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Financial2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers working in the financial sector are facing the prospect of being regulated by both the Law Society and the Financial Conduct Authority, leading to possible conflicts of interest.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/in-house-lawyers-face-double-regulation-in-the-uk-71754469/Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:01Outside counsel failing to keep step with efficiency efforts, say in-house lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/outside-counsel-failing-to-keep-step-with-efficiency-efforts-say-in-house-lawyers-53448696/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38628194_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new survey has highlighted growing tensions between in-house legal teams and their outside counsel.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/outside-counsel-failing-to-keep-step-with-efficiency-efforts-say-in-house-lawyers-53448696/Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:01DWF arrives in Paris with takeover of local firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dwf-arrives-in-paris-with-takeover-of-local-firm-72565923/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/andrew-leaitherland-high-res-_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>DWF is continuing its international expansion through a tie-up with Parisian local Heenan Paris.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dwf-arrives-in-paris-with-takeover-of-local-firm-72565923/Tue, 03 Jan 2017 13:01Biglaw attorney killed in Christmas Eve house fire<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/biglaw-attorney-killed-in-christmas-eve-house-fire-46983074/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/12179667_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Prominent Canadian technology lawyer Geoffrey Taber perished on Christmas Eve with his wife and two children in a fire at their Ontario vacation cottage.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/biglaw-attorney-killed-in-christmas-eve-house-fire-46983074/Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:01Link Legal merger creates top 15 Indian law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/link-legal-merger-creates-top-15-indian-law-firm-50876146/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Mumbai3.jpg' border='0'/></a>India's law firms are embarking on a consolidation path with Link Legal the latest to announce a merger.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/link-legal-merger-creates-top-15-indian-law-firm-50876146/Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:01Three Chinese nationals to face charges over US law firm hack<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/three-chinese-nationals-to-face-charges-over-us-law-firm-hack-10899326/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/33024149_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The trio pocketed around $4 million in illegal profits after stealing nonpublic information about mergers and acquisitions from two major US firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/three-chinese-nationals-to-face-charges-over-us-law-firm-hack-10899326/Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:01Clifford Chance dominates Hong Kong IPO market in 2016<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clifford-chance-dominates-hong-kong-ipo-market-in-2016-13236028/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/HK.jpg' border='0'/></a>Clifford Chance has retained its title as the go-to firm for listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange for yet another year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clifford-chance-dominates-hong-kong-ipo-market-in-2016-13236028/Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:01DLA Piper bills over a million for Heathrow runway advice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-bills-over-a-million-for-heathrow-runway-advice-67691005/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/45565547_s (1)_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>DLA Piper and Allen & Overy are two of the beneficiaries of the Heathrow runway project.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-bills-over-a-million-for-heathrow-runway-advice-67691005/Mon, 02 Jan 2017 20:01Former employee sues Google over alleged workforce censorship<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-employee-sues-google-over-alleged-workforce-censorship-97359219/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/google_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>Google's confidentiality policies violate Californian labour laws and effectively amount to spying on its own workforce, a former Google employee has alleged.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-employee-sues-google-over-alleged-workforce-censorship-97359219/Thu, 22 Dec 2016 11:12Law firm heavyweights advise on largest industrial gas merger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-heavyweights-advise-on-largest-industrial-gas-merger-91368126/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38790176_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Cravath, Sullivan & Cromwell, Linklaters and Hengeler Mueller are advising on a merger between industrial-gas giants US Praxair and German Linde.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-heavyweights-advise-on-largest-industrial-gas-merger-91368126/Mon, 02 Jan 2017 18:01Addleshaw and White & Case advise as CCL Industries buys Innovia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/addleshaw-and-white--case-advise-as-ccl-industries-buys-innovia-73406750/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/49818587_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Addleshaw Goddard and White & Case advise as Canadian CCL Industries says it will buy British Innovia Group from The Smithfield Group.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/addleshaw-and-white--case-advise-as-ccl-industries-buys-innovia-73406750/Thu, 22 Dec 2016 10:12Kirkland & Ellis slashes shares for top equity partners<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kirkland--ellis-slashes-shares-for-top-equity-partners-54005494/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/50352634_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Litigation partners have been hardest hit by a shake-up of profit allocations at Kirkland & Ellis.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kirkland--ellis-slashes-shares-for-top-equity-partners-54005494/Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:12KWM China in talks to acquire Dubai, Germany, Italy and Spain teams<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kwm-china-in-talks-to-acquire-dubai-germany-italy-and-spain-teams-44789129/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Negotiation1.jpg' border='0'/></a>King & Wood Mallesons' Chinese arm is reportedly considering taking on large chunks of the verein's troubled EUME business to help launch its presence in Europe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kwm-china-in-talks-to-acquire-dubai-germany-italy-and-spain-teams-44789129/Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:12Mid-tier firms struggling to lift profitability, warns new report<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mid-tier-firms-struggling-to-lift-profitability-warns-new-report-13375388/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/29301668_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The profitability gap between the United Kingdom's most elite firms and those further down the ranks is getting wider and wider, sparking concerns that fee pressures are weighing down mid-level competitors.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mid-tier-firms-struggling-to-lift-profitability-warns-new-report-13375388/Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:12UK banks could sue European Union if denied transitional deal, say lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-banks-could-sue-european-union-if-denied-transitional-deal-say-lawyers-42898487/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/62277141_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Financial institutions are looking to policymakers to give the industry ample time to adapt to the legal and regulatory changes brought by Brexit, and could sue if they don't get their way.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-banks-could-sue-european-union-if-denied-transitional-deal-say-lawyers-42898487/Tue, 20 Dec 2016 14:12Clifford Chance and Latham & Watkins take star roles on Parkdean Resorts acquisition<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clifford-chance-and-latham--watkins-take-star-roles-on-parkdean-resorts-acquisition-67130149/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/11995045_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Holiday park giant Parkdean Resorts has been sold to Canadian investment heavyweight Onex for &pound;1.35bn.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clifford-chance-and-latham--watkins-take-star-roles-on-parkdean-resorts-acquisition-67130149/Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:12Clyde & Co sees 17 percentage turnover rise for the first half<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clyde--co-sees-17-percentage-turnover-rise-for-the-first-half-16555448/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41475275_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Currency movements and a string of tie-ups have helped propel Clyde & Co to a robust half-year result.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clyde--co-sees-17-percentage-turnover-rise-for-the-first-half-16555448/Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:12Homelessness crisis emerging out of legal aid shortages, say lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/homelessness-crisis-emerging-out-of-legal-aid-shortages-say-lawyers-63236456/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/39901449_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Legal challenges to eviction notices are down 18 per cent, despite repossessions skyrocketing to record highs.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/homelessness-crisis-emerging-out-of-legal-aid-shortages-say-lawyers-63236456/Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:12DLA Piper and Greenberg Traurig pick up teams from sinking KWM<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-and-greenberg-traurig-pick-up-teams-from-sinking-kwm-86546298/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42955475_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Firms are swooping in to scoop up available talent from King & Wood Mallesons' embattled EUME arm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-and-greenberg-traurig-pick-up-teams-from-sinking-kwm-86546298/Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:12Eversheds partners vote through transatlantic tie-up with Sutherland<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eversheds-partners-vote-through-transatlantic-tie-up-with-sutherland-96170736/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/31040485_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Years of searching for a US-based merger partner have finally paid off for Eversheds.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eversheds-partners-vote-through-transatlantic-tie-up-with-sutherland-96170736/Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:12Lawyers sue as Yahoo reveals second major data breach<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-sue-as-yahoo-reveals-second-major-data-breach-42078780/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Yahoo2.jpg' border='0'/></a>A Los Angeles-based class action firm launched a lawsuit against Yahoo less than 12 hours after the company revealed another massive data breach on Wednesday.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-sue-as-yahoo-reveals-second-major-data-breach-42078780/Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:12Three firms weigh in on Heineken UK's &pound;403m bid for Punch pubs portfolio<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/three-firms-weigh-in-on-heineken-uks-403m-bid-for-punch-pubs-portfolio-15941649/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/64681254_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Slaughter and May, DLA Piper and Clifford Chance all scored roles advising on Heineken UK's bid for Punch Taverns' portfolio.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/three-firms-weigh-in-on-heineken-uks-403m-bid-for-punch-pubs-portfolio-15941649/Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:12Another major firm opts to remove gender from the parental leave equation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/another-major-firm-opts-to-remove-gender-from-the-parental-leave-equation-15987421/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/52102075_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Am Law 200 firm Lowenstein Sandler will group its parental leave offerings according only to 'primary' and 'non-primary' caregivers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/another-major-firm-opts-to-remove-gender-from-the-parental-leave-equation-15987421/Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:12Australia appoints new Solicitor-General following Gleeson resignation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/australia-appoints-new-solicitor-general-following-gleeson-resignation-4880802/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Australia (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has chosen distinguished constitutional lawyer Dr Stephen Donaghue QC as the country's next Solicitor-General.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/australia-appoints-new-solicitor-general-following-gleeson-resignation-4880802/Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:12Stephen Kon confirms resignation from King & Wood Mallesons<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/stephen-kon-confirms-resignation-from-king--wood-mallesons-26838411/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/18761077_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>King & Wood Mallesons' former senior partner for Europe, the UK and the Middle East Stephen Kon has announced his departure from the embattled firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/stephen-kon-confirms-resignation-from-king--wood-mallesons-26838411/Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:12Former Freshfields heavyweight Lawes makes the switch to investment banking<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-freshfields-heavyweight-lawes-makes-the-switch-to-investment-banking-27709569/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38908955_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer senior partner Will Lawes has taken a position at investment bank Lazards.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-freshfields-heavyweight-lawes-makes-the-switch-to-investment-banking-27709569/Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:12DLA Piper enters Chile with new cooperation agreement<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-enters-chile-with-new-cooperation-agreement-95508965/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/28165026_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>DLA Piper has signed a cooperation agreement with Santiago-based law firm Bahamondez Alvarez & Zegers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-enters-chile-with-new-cooperation-agreement-95508965/Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:12Longtime Hogan Lovells leader Gorrell announces retirement aged 62<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/longtime-hogan-lovells-leader-gorrell-announces-retirement-aged-62-64934468/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14465190_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>After more than 30 years in the firm's partnership, former Hogan Lovells chairman and chief executive officer J. Warren Gorrell Jr has confirmed that he will retire from the firm at the end of this year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/longtime-hogan-lovells-leader-gorrell-announces-retirement-aged-62-64934468/Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:12Litigation funders consolidate as Burford acquires Gerchen Keller for $160m<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/litigation-funders-consolidate-as-burford-acquires-gerchen-keller-for-$160m-90325386/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/39535662_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Litigation funder Burford Capital has agreed to purchase main rival Gerchen Keller for at least $160m.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/litigation-funders-consolidate-as-burford-acquires-gerchen-keller-for-$160m-90325386/Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:12King & Wood Mallesons sets administration date for EUME arm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/king--wood-mallesons-sets-administration-date-for-eume-arm-36412791/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/53753910_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The embattled European arm of King & Wood Mallesons is reportedly planning to call in administrators on 16 January.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/king--wood-mallesons-sets-administration-date-for-eume-arm-36412791/Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:12Matrix Chambers clears Ben Emmerson QC of sexual assault allegations<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/matrix-chambers-clears-ben-emmerson-qc-of-sexual-assault-allegations-15061241/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41803629_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>An investigation at Matrix Chambers has concluded 'without hesitation' that one of its top barristers, Ben Emmerson QC, did not commit sexual assault while working with the IICSA.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/matrix-chambers-clears-ben-emmerson-qc-of-sexual-assault-allegations-15061241/Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:12